Covid-19: Makinde cancels third term for Oyo schools, announces new resumption date

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday, announced the cancellation of third term for pupils in both primary and secondary schools in the state.

Mr Makinde, who announced this through his education commissioner, Olasunkanmi Olaleye also released a new academic calendar.

Mr Olaleye said the third term of the 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and promotion of students, for all affected classes, will now be determined by first and second term continuous assessment.

He said the 2020/21 academic session will begin on September 21 and end on July 30, 2021.

He said “The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today 21st of July 2020 has approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the State.

“According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and promotion of students, for all affected classes, will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.

“Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from 30th of July and resume for their Examination as follows;
“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)- 10th to 18th August 2020.

“Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August 2020.

“Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- 20th August 2020.

“Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August 2020.

“The SSS 3 will resume for their Examination as soon as WAEC announce the date.

“The 2020/21 academic session, according to the calendar approved by the State Council is as follows;
“First Term- 21th September to 18th December 2020.

“Second Term- 11th January to 9th April 2021.

“Third Term- 3rd May to 30th July 2021.

“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.”

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